When I was watching the Twilight Zone the other night
And Rod’s liquid voice
The episode with three motorcycle aliens trying to take over earth
Mostly because of how awful we are
How violent and hateful
Destroying our planet
These dudes were going to poison the water
So their race could inherit the earth
All this in black and white
A long time ago
Before terror struck
And the only pain suffered in a marathon was at the 20 mile mark
Where you could go into a kosher deli to buy a bagel
And come out alive
Or go to first grade and not be shot
Or take the elevator to work
And not leave by jumping out a window because a plane flew into the building
When people could have magazines or tell jokes without fear of
Losing their life
Were these aliens right?
Are they here now and see what we do?
I see what we do and wonder
Do we deserve this planet?
Some days crippled by what I hear
Stopping in my tracks
Because all I can do is weep
There was one alien that met a girl
She was good
He tried to tell the home ship that some humans were
But they wouldn’t believe
We were too far gone they said
Too many were bad
Are they right?